February 2021
Rabbi Perry's Articles

Ed Director's Articles

February 5th
Florence Epstein
Charles Fidler
Herbert Fischler
Elinor Goldman
Bertrand Goldstein
Tillie Katz
Raymond Leonard
Bette Lewin
Dorothy Loyer
Sarkis Nahabedian
Charles Richards
Russell Richmond
Patricia Valleley
February 12th
Estelle Cohen
Jean Cowdery
Margaret Denly
Marc Hirsch
Walter Kent
Joab Rabinowitz
Alexander Sevici
Hillard Shurdut
Charles Steinberg
Esther Waxman
Shirley Wettreich

February 19th
Saul Benowitz
Dora Birnbaum
Irene Brother
Edward Heckel
Bernie Hurwitz
Kevin J. McHugh
Judy Heines Miller
Glen Murray
Edward Richards
Louis Sagansky
Larry Sauer
Lena Scolnick
Edward Skolnick
Alfred Zehngut
Star (Marilyn) Zieve
February 26th
Morris Berger
Murray Bernstein
Henry Howard
Morris Hyatt
Dolores Lubowitz
George Kyte Mackillop
Sandee Martin
Albert Powell
Audrey Sawyer
Judith Solo

Donation Acknowledgements:

The following donations were received from December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. All donations are very much appreciated – thank you!

Donations from our members

General Fund 
Howard & Ava Schutzman (in memory of Pamela Spiegler)
Estate of Shirley Pearlman (in memory of Shirley and Donald Pearlman’s involvement in Congregation Shalom)

Chai Fund
Bill & Joan Bernstein
Dan & Janet Dubner (Yahrzeits of Nat & Sally Dubner)
David Holladay & Caryn Navy (for the secular New Year)
Arthur & Catherine Karp (in honor of Rabbi Perry)
Shoshana Perry & Hale Powell (to support the community)
Bruce & Anne Rosenberg (in honor of Congregation Shalom health care workers)

Music Fund
Bruce & Anne Rosenberg (Yahrzeits of Rosenberg, Weinstein, and Zwerin)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Nancy Skolnick
Steven Lange & Yael Hurwitz-Lange (thank you to Rabbi Perry for all she does)

Social Action Fund
Dennis & Susan McHugh 

Donations from friends of Congregation Shalom

General Fund
Ron & Pam Bruckman
Margorie S. Fox (in honor of grandson Matthew Weinberg’s involvement in awesome outdoor menorah & lighting)
Ken & Ilene Hill
Philip Nyman (in honor of High Holidays)
Stephen & Selena Urquhart (in honor of High Holidays)

Education Fund
Stephen & Selena Urquhart (in honor of grand-nephew David Burke’s Bar Mitzvah)
Music Fund
Cheryl Grigsby (in honor of High Holiday services)

Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Veta Stone

Social Action Fund
Trinity Lutheran Church (Georgia election postcard efforts)

New Members

No new members this month
Thank You

No additional "Thank you" this month

As cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Massachusetts and within the Merrimack Valley, we continue to be diligent about who is in our building and when.

If you have a need to come into the building, please contact either Sandy Moore or Liz Denly to confirm this will be okay.
Sandy: office@congregationshalom.org or (508) 423-7789
Liz: president@congregationshalom.org or (978) 328-2551
Thank you for your understanding.
Congregant of the Year

The Board of Trustees is accepting and reviewing recommendations for Congregant of the Year recognition. Please privately contact a member of the Board of Trustees with your recommendation and reasons for recommending your nominee. Due date for recommendations is March15.
Nominations for Trustee/Officer

In compliance with our temple's Policies & Procedures, it is time to reach out to the community for recommendations for open trustee/officer positions on the Board of Trustees. The community can provide nominations to Gary Green and Rob Berkovitz, the Board representatives of this year's Nominating Committee. Due date for nominations is February 12th.

Thank you!
And Don't Forget...
Youth Scholarships

Throughout the year, there are many enriching Jewish experiences available to our youth through our synagogue or the community.These include, but aren't limited to, summer camps and trips to Washington, New York, and Israel. Fortunately, there is some scholarship money available through the temple to those families in need of financial assistance for these opportunities. Please contact Margie Berenson at 
scholarship@congregationshalom.org with any questions and/or for an application form. 
Grocery Cards

Grocery cards are available for Hannaford, Stop&Shop and Donelan's, and the Temple earns a 6% profit. This leads to thousands of dollars for our programs, with no extra out-of-pocket money from you. Contact Toby Sedgwick,
giftcards@congregationshalom.org to sign up for the monthly program, or to just get a few cards when you are doing a lot of shopping, and then start giving back to Congregation Shalom while you fill your fridge. You can have grocery cards sent to college students too!
Order Bookplates for our High Holiday Prayerbooks

The Mishkan Advisory Group is always pleased to accept bookplate orders at any time of the year. One set of bookplates costs $36.00. Since there are 2 bookplates, you do not have to have the same name on both plates. Use this LINK to obtain the order form. Please send the completed form and check (addressed to Congregation Shalom) to Laura Rodman at 35 Digital Drive # 201, Nashua, NH 03062.

This is a beautiful way to remember lifecycle events.
Caring Committee

The Caring Committee is always available to provide meals or transportation to those members and families who need a little help. Please don't hesitate to email Katie Wolman at caringchair@congregationshalom.org or Rabbi Perry at rabbi@congregationshalom.org, or feel free to call Katie at home.
Changed your address? 

Notify us at emailchange@congregationshalom.org and we'll make sure all the right organizations at the Temple are informed. Please include your full name in your request.
iGIVE for Congregation Shalom

Shop online at 783 different well-known stores and donate money to Congregation Shalom. It's free and easy! Register at iGive for Congregation Shalom. Then, just go to the link when you shop.
If you make a purchase through iGive within 45 days of signing up, an extra $5.00 will go to Congregation Shalom. If you have any questions, please contact Laura.
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